Monthly Archives: January 2012

Exhausted from the Goals

Well, apples are dehydrating, pumpkins have been cooked and pumpkin bread is baking.  Home school just finished for the day.   I’m whooped, and tomorrow brings more apples and a new batch of waffles to make.  The kids’ sheets need … Continue reading

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Sickness and Public School

My youngest woke up with a barking cough today and will be staying home.  14 children were absent from the neighboring room yesterday (where he goes for reading).  Just before Christmas, strep throat roared through the classroom.  As I took … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Goals

One of my goals this year is to make more foods from scratch.  Mostly because of rising grocery costs, partly because then I control the ingredients (and can sneak more whole grains in slowly). My youngest two are addicted to … Continue reading

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Updates

I made my first batch of beef jerky yesterday.  It finished dehydrating just before dinner and it was gone before dinner was over, so I guess it was approved of.  I don’t eat it, as is the case with many … Continue reading

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Goals, Not Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but there’s nothing wrong with a few goals.  This year I want to learn more about knitting.  I got a small start last year thanks to a friend.  Now it’s time to really work … Continue reading

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